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McDonagh is Big Sky offensive player of week

Here’s the announcement from Portland State:

Sophomore quarterback Kieran McDonagh, a Skyview grad, has been named the Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in a 37-30 loss to the University of California last Saturday.

McDonagh had 368 yards of total offense and was responsible for two touchdowns in the game. McDonagh completed 13 of 28 passes for a career-high 308 yards, including an 81-yard touchdown pass to Kasey Closs to open the scoring. The 6-2, 245-pound QB from Vancouver’s Skyview High School also rushed 11 times for 60 yards and another touchdown.

McDonagh led the Viking offense to a 553-yard day against a Pac-12 foe and had the team leading for half of the contest.

The Vikings now lead the NCAA I FCS level with 612.5 yards of total offense per game after two weeks. McDonagh’s 23.9 yard per completion average also leads the nation. He is tenth in passing efficiency (174.5) having completed 20-39 passes for 478 yards, three touchdowns and one interception this season.

Micah Rice

Micah Rice

Columbian Sports Editor Micah Rice is the author of Tailgate Talk: College football from a Clark County perspective.